Hayley Williams talked with Nylon about mental health, self-care, hair dye, and more:
I think that Paramore primed me, for better or worse, it prepared me to let people down all the time. I think Paramore prepped me pretty well to make mistakes in front of people, [and helped me learn that] you’ve gotta put your pride aside.
The thing about companies is that they’re made of human beings. For instance, Brian and I have made a lot of mistakes in terms of formulation that we’ve had to correct. We’ve had to be transparent about those things. Some things you fix and they happen. I’m starting to understand how many mistakes happen in the beauty industry all of the time. We’re constantly improving and trying to correct and make sure that we’re doing the right thing.
Hayley Williams of Paramore performed “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” with Kacey Musgraves last night. Some fan shot footage was posted online.
Hayley Williams of Paramore will be curating a “Sanctuary of Self-Love” at next year’s Bonnaroo.
Hayley Williams of Paramore has decided to take a social media break for a little while. You can read her full post about it below.
What I didn’t know I needed today: four minutes of Hayley Williams of Paramore doing ASMR.
Hayley Williams of Paramore is featured on the latest Urban Outfitters’ video series. She talks about the band’s merch and the inspiration behind the video for “Rose-Colored Boy.”
Hayley Williams of Paramore, writing for Paper Magazine:
I woke up from that crash with one less bandmate… another fight about money and who wrote what songs. And I had a wedding ring on, despite breaking off the engagement only months before. A lot happened within a short time. But then I didn’t eat, I didn’t sleep, I didn’t laugh… for a long time. I’m still hesitant to call it depression. Mostly out of fear people will put it in a headline, as if depression is unique and interesting and deserves a click. Psychology is interesting. Depression is torment.
We wrote and wrote and I never liked what I put to the music Taylor sent me. His stuff sounded inspired. My parts sounded, to me, like someone dead in the eyes.
This is really great and worth the read.
Hayley Williams of Paramore has returned to Twitter with a cover of Destiny’s Child’s “Bills, Bills, Bills.”
Hayley Williams, Laura Jane Grace, and a bunch of other musicians have donated some gear to the Girls Rock Camp Alliance auction:
Today, we here at Reverb are excited to announce our partnership with a slew of exceptional artists and musicians for an auction launching this Thursday, May 10 in support of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA)—a nonprofit supporting more than 100 summer camp and music education programs around the world for female, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth.
Congratulations to Hayley Williams for being named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list. (Quote of the day: Trying to use this website is a dumpster fire.)
Hayley Williams’s cover of Tegan and Sara’s “Nineteen” has been given an animated video.
Hayley Williams of Paramore talked about recording “Nineteen” for Tegan and Sara’s The Con X.
Hayley Williams’s hair product company, goodDYEyoung, has launched a new styling gel called “Poser Paste.” The company describes the product:
Poser Paste is an obnoxiously beautiful styling paste in the brightest, boldest colors. Poser Paste is wear and wash – express yourself!
Poser Paste’s colors are buildable and mixable to create custom shades. Crafted with high-quality pigments, the colors will stand out on even the darkest hair colors.
Hayley Williams of Paramore posted up a little video of her performing “Accident Prone” by Jawbreaker on Twitter.
Update: I extracted the audio from the video and cleaned it up just a little if you’d like an MP3 copy.
Tegan and Sara have announced the track listing of artists that covered songs on The Con for its 10 year anniversary release. It’s full of some fantastic artists like Hayley Williams, Bleachers, MUNA, PVRIS, and Ryan Adams. See the full list below.
Hayley Williams’s hair dye company, goodDYEyoung, has released four new colors.
Hayley Williams of Paramore was a clue on Jeopardy last night and no one got it right.
HalfNoise performed “As U Wave” with Hayley Williams at the Lucky Bamboo in Nashville over the weekend. A fan shot video of the performance has been uploaded to YouTube.
HalfNoise have released their new song “As U Wave” featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore on guest vocals. The full EP can be streamed on YouTube.